PJ 304 – an upcycled link party

Old crate kitchen storage ideas, by Robb Restyle, featured on Funky Junk Interiors


Welcome to Party Junk 304 – an upcycled link party

Every Friday, 7 PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific

Happy weekend, junkers!

Did you get lotsa great pickin’ done this week?

I’m feeling a little deflated. I got a quote to plank my popcorn ceilings and it was VERY expensive. Boo. Now getting a comparison quote for new drywall, as scraping them isn’t the best option, since they’ve been repainted. Hoping for better news…

Since I’ve been in cleaning mode, I have NOT shopped for one thing. Kinda miss it! But I plan to reward myself with something amazing once my home is clean and repainted. What I REALLY want are two new chairs. But how to keep teen and cat claws from messing with them is the real question… any suggestions?

So! I’m glad you aren’t hung up on all those decisions like me, and you went ahead and created instead. Thank-you. I need these weekends to look at your stuff.  Here are a few highlights from last week’s junk party…

Old crate kitchen storage ideas, by Robb Restyle, featured on Funky Junk Interiors
Old crate kitchen storage ideas, by Robb Restyle

This post stole my junk lovin’ heart. It is filled with exquisite kitchen ideas anyone can do with anything they have. But what steals the show are the use of crates in unexpected ways. Do visit. And check out that aqua cast iron pan! Kristy and Corey, your home is gorgeous!

Junk styled pallet wood HOME hook entry sign, by Knick of Time, featured on Funky Junk Interiors
Junk styled pallet wood HOME hook entry sign, by Knick of Time

Oh Angie, you sure know how to reach me… letters and junk combine into the perfect, productive sign! Big projects are nice, but sometimes ya just need a quick fix. This does it for me.

Planked and booked fireplace wall, by The Honeycomb Home, featured on Funky Junk Interiors
Planked and booked fireplace wall, by The Honeycomb Home

Oh my goodness Roxanne… may I please move this entire wall into my home? It’s perfection! Every bit of it. From the planked built ins to the loaded fireplace with old books. WANT. But you must go see the before… you kinda won’t believe your eyes.

Pottery Barn Inspired New York Tiled Map by Scavenger Chic, featured on Funky Junk Interiors
Pottery Barn Inspired New York Tiled Map by Scavenger Chic

Joan, Joan, Joan, stop it. Stop it now. I don’t have time to make this but now I want it! But what’s even cooler is the four continuos pieces. So unique and perfection for a long, empty wall! And hey, just add hooks if you need it busy hanging stuff!

Not Your Average Barn Wood Table by Kammy's Korner, featured on Funky Junk Interiors
Not Your Average Barn Wood Table by Kammy’s Korner

Ya know, I was kinda sorda somewhat content with my kitchen before this picture unfolded before me. Now I realize what ailed me about my own… there isn’t enough originality in it yet. Planked walls, black light fixtures, grain sack painted benches, barn doors, brick wall pieces, and then there’s that custom table. Thanks, Kammy. I think…. 🙂 I’m drooling over this space!

Repurposed door office desk, by Nourish and Nestle, featured on Funky Junk Interiors
Repurposed door office desk, by Nourish and Nestle

Yes. YES! This!!!!! Don’t overlook an old door with panels for a desk top. Teamed up with an Ikea bracket below, this can be yours too. Gorgeous! And I love that the door was not painted! Bravo, Lynn!

Vintage hanger storage for stencils / funkyjunkinteriors.net
Creative way to store all those stencils / Funky Junk Interiors

When I was cleaning my junk stash, my eyes landed on WAY too many vintage hangers. And then it hit me… and the rest is history. This works!

As for me, I focused my efforts on cleaning my workshop. And solved a space issue, creating this box around something I didn’t want to move… talk about the ultimate dodge… 🙂

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What did you make this week?

Bloggers, Link up your newest and coolest upcycles below… can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to!

Non bloggers, feel free to share your own junk projects on my Facebook page HERE! You may even find yourself featured there… 🙂


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19 thoughts on “PJ 304 – an upcycled link party

  1. Donnaaaaaa! Thanks a mil for featuring my kitchen “barble”!! Always love your awesome features, especially if I’m one of them – haha! That tiled map – oh MAN. As always, thanks for the party!! Have a superb weekend and hope you can get that planked ceiling!

  2. Donna, thanks for including my fireplace wall among your features! That room is still a work in progress, but almost finished! Have a great weekend!

  3. Hi Donna! I highly recommend genuine leather when you have kids, especially boys. We bought our leather sectional when my son was 14; he’s now 18 and it has held up wonderfully. On the other hand, I bought a $200 bonded leather club chair at the Chrismtas Tree shop and their are small tears and some scrape marks on the seat (from blue jean rivets?). It has not held up. Thanks so much for hosting 🙂

  4. Hi Donna, I think this is the first time I’ve linked to your upcycles, even though I am always admiring from afar. Thanks for having us, hosting us, and featuring us. Happy weekend.

  5. Hi Donna,

    I have cats – and have for most of my adult life. Fortunately, right now we have two that aren’t too prone to scratch furniture – they use a scratching post instead. When we had cats that were furniture scratchers, we bought “mission” style loveseats and a recliner which eliminated the fabric on many of the corners where they tended to scratch. Maybe an option if you like that look.

  6. Donna
    My lust for American memorabilia just keeps growing stronger.
    Man, I wish we could access some of this glorious ‘junk’ over here in Oz.
    Thanks for a great collection.

  7. Hi Donna,
    Thank you, as always, for hosting my favorite blog party each week. My friend Mary Elizabeth just went through the “popcorn ceiling redo thing” so I feel your pain. It ended up that having new sheetrock installed right over the old ceiling was the best fix…less costly and a better result. It’s painted now and the room looks beautiful. So…there’s hope!

  8. Thank you for the party Donna! Great features! Lots of super talented people and I enjoy seeing their hard work. We have a teen and three cats and we slip covers. They can be washed! We’ve trained our cats not to claw the furniture, but they do sit on it. Good luck!

  9. Donna I’ve been seeing lots of books being turned backwards lately. And I really like this idea, it gives a r ustic neutral look to things. A new project!1 Thanks so much for hosting the best party and have a great weekend.

  10. Great stuff this weekend. I saw popcorn ceilings redone with luan cut into strips and painted – looked great. You could look it up and see if its doable. Good Luck. I am trying to find some inspiration for those ugly glass covers that are on bathroom vanity fixtures… can’t come up with anything to do with them to make them better but take them off 😉 Any thoughts?

    • Hi Christa! Yes, looked into the luan but proved to be very expensive in my area.

      Light fixtures… not sure! I’ve been debating over that one myself! I suppose remove the glass and replace it with something more industrial but what… not sure!

  11. Donna I have seen fyiers put up plank ceilings themselves. You are so talented with wood, that I bet you could do that yourself…and maybe that nice neighbor of yours could help. Slipcovers are wonderful….I like the duck cloth or even ones made from paint cloth covers. Our cat liked to scratch the furniture legs and also wood…so we used those corrugated little scratch boxes that you can sprinkle catnip on where she was scratching and also a scratching post. It worked like a charm! Good luck whatever you choose will be perfect and I look forward to seeing the end results!

  12. Donna, it did my old heart good to see the Milwaukee Soda Water case on a shelf unit that you have. We used to buy that stuff at the bottling plant when I was in my teens and early 20’s, until they went out of business/sold out to another company. Sure wish I had kept a couple of those old wooden cases!
    Even though I can’t/won’t attempt many of your projects, they give me ideas for my own projects. Makes my wife cringe when I tell her I’m gonna try something for the garden – she thinks it should be pristine, whereas I think recycled objects are great! She shot down recycling the toilet as a planter, or using an old bedframe. I don’t agree, but I gotta live with her!
    Keep up the incentives/ideas for us common folk.

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